California State University-Bakersfield

Bakersfield, CA, USA
3.33 Average Rating

With a campus nestled in the San Joaquin Valley, California State University-Bakersfield is a 4-year public school in southern California and part of the CSU system. CSUB is home to schools of Arts & Humanities, Natural Sciences, Business, and Social Sciences and is the only school in the western United States to offer a Petroleum Geology program. Outside of the classroom, the CSUB Student Union features a lounge, arcade room, and cafe known as Rowdy’s Place. For sports fans, CSU Bakersfield fields 15 men’s and women’s teams including a beach volleyball squad.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Major city

0
100
61%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
No
ACT
No
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Fall Regular Decision November 30, 2019 May 1, 2019
Spring Regular Decision August 31, 2019

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
97%
Out-Of-State Students
1%
25%
Submitting ACT
65%
Submitting SAT
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
10,131
Total Number of Undergrads
8,814
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
31%
20-39 Students
48%
40-99 Students
18%
100+ Students
1%
0
100
13%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
39%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
24:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$6,785
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$7,309
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$19,189
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$13,746
Books and Supplies
$2002

Aid & Grants

0
100
65%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
61%
Average Aid Per Year
$9,913
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
61%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,987
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$5,529

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
32%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$5,280
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$10,000
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$138
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
39%
61%
Student Organizations
172
Size of Town
Major city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

0
100
4%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
No

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Roadrunners
School Colors
Blue/Gold
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Bakersfield
Los Angeles
San Francisco
San Diego
Visalia
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$50,100
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What Students Are Saying

3.33 Average Rating
california state university bakersfield is a very good college to attend. the tuition is the lowest of all cal state schools. the professors are good and actually care about their students.
Julian from Adelanto, CA
I love my school very much,the students and faculty are very understanding and friendly. Parking isn't bad and neither is life in the dorm. The only issue they have is the math program.
Ashlianna from Lancaster, CA
a ten out of ten rate is what cal state bakersfield deserves to receive due to the fact that it has taught me how to value our environment. also because it has had plenty of educational opportunities not only for my intended major but also for my personality. i have had a great residential and educational experience that i would recommend for other students to apply to this school.

Alejandra from Bakersfield, CA
California State University Bakersfield is exactly what it is, a California State University. I have gotten full support through my professors and the local vibe definitely makes me feel like I'm home! Professors are fantastic and enthusiastic in what they do!
Aaron from Bakersfield, CA
CSUB is one of the best schools that offer a lot of educational programs. CSUB has excellent teachers and staff. CSUB also has tutoring center and an accecible schedule to take the classes.
GV from Bakersfield, CA
CSUB is an awesome school to attend. The teachers I have had so far are very friendly and helpful. Also, I honestly feel like I am learning new information in the classes I am taking and I feel like I am getting my money's worth.
Julian from Adelanto, CA

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